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We’ve been in our studio designing, making and coding our fermenter prototypes for a long time now and we miss sharing real moments with you around healthy and sustainable food. But we are getting there! So what are we busy with now?

This month's focus is on documenting the entire process of design, manufacture and utilisation so that the fermenter will be ready for use by others in September 🤞

Souvenir of a tempeh lunch we hosted a few months ago. We'll be back in the kitchen in September, so everyone can try the delicious fresh tempeh 🍄

Tempeh of adzuki and black beans, marinated and barbecued, delicious! The marinade was made with ginger, smoked paprika, brewer's yeast, garlic, chilli and soy sauce 🔥

It is this process that interests us in tempe(h). This ability of the mycelium to pre-digest our food, to make its nutrients more accessible to us, so that we can enjoy it fully.

It's such a beautiful process that we have access to, thanks to tempe(h) fermentation.

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Intermediate phase of the fermentation of a tempe(h), from adzuki beans in this case. When the mycelium, the roots of the fungi, have started to colonise the beans, but not yet completely. The tips of their branches start to touch, to connect. The mycelial network starts to feed on the beans, sharing its nutrients, breaking them down into smaller bits.

View of a maker's worktop. We do everything ourselves, from design to fabrication. This makes us rather slow in the process, but at least we have control over the tools we use, the ones we make. What a feeling of satisfaction when you approach the goal from scratch… slowly but surely!

thanks @cblgh and @raphael, that's what we were looking for, we'll try both solutions and see how it goes :)

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At the moment we're using email, as seen on this page, but it's not really practical

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Hola! We are looking for an alternative to Google Forms, in order to ask questions to our community, and to receive files from members in a structured way. Any suggestions?

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."

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Calm technology. We need technological help to grow tempeh in places where the climate is not suitable for its growth. The idea of our fermenter is to mimic the Indonesian climate to produce plant-based protein food using local beans, to cooperate with nature and help it to help us. But the technology for our device doesn't need to be intrusive, connected to the internet, track our habits or consume more energy than it actually needs. It just needs to produce heat according to what the growth of the mycelium requires. Only a few components are needed. A few components that we can understand, repair and improve if necessary. A few components that reconcile open-source technology with citizens and our food production. We like to call it calm technology.

A question for the microbiologists of the Fediverse:

How do you record data about your cultures and cultivation activities?

Are you using pen and paper? Spreadsheets? Some kind of custom-purpose software?

I'm thinking of data such as: species being cultured, substrate media being used, dates of transition between media, incubation temperatures, contamination events, sporulation events etc.

Boosts welcome.

#microbiology #labwork #mycology #bacteriology

This week brings a new electronic system to the @domingoclub fermenter. The circuit board I designed should arrive in the next few days, along with the updated list of components. This means that I will be able to update the software accordingly and —hopefully— have a fully functional version of our fermentation device!

We've published a new tempeh recipe on our website: Tempeh Poke Bowl, a fresh meal ready in a flash!

Result of the tempeh fermentation test in the latest prototype: 30 hours later the mycelium is absolutely gorgeous!

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Fermenter in progress: cabinet and tempeh making. We are testing the new shape and volume of the fermenter by making tempeh with it, in order to get the best parameters for the fermentation to be always successful. We are very excited about how it is going so far!

Everytime I feel overwhelmed, a long bike ride cures it right up. Everytime.
It helps that the route includes lots of dirt roads, trestle bridges, and trees.

Peanut Tempeh Recipe! ⚡

This year we want to share with you the recipes we prepare around the tempehs we make. Our aim is to experiment more with the varieties of grains we use to make tempeh and the ways of cooking it.

Here is our first proposal: a winter salad with a kick-ass peanut tempeh, sweet potato, black beans, flat beans, kale, ginger, turmeric, soy sauce, poppy seeds and fenugreek sprouts.

Design process. Modelling what will be the Domingo Fermenter Mini. A version of our that we imagine in everyone's , to start fermenting , a natural source of plant , but also , the base for , , 🍄🌱

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